Photo Credit: Dale Austin (University of Michigan)

Delbert André Green II

How are “complex” traits built through the process of evolution? This question has motivated my broad research endeavors, from “fieldwork” (i.e. playful exploration) in my hometown in rural Louisiana, to building biological machines, to studying butterfly migration (among other pursuits). I am most fascinated by those models that integrate different scales of biological organization, from molecules and cells to individuals and populations. I ultimately seek to establish such models through my work while shedding new light onto organismal function and evolution.

I am deeply committed to programming and practices that substantively address inequality and increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.

I am an Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. I did my postdoctoral work with Marcus Kronforst at the University of Chicago, my graduate work with Cassandra Extavour at Harvard, and my undergraduate studies at MIT.